Sfeir cares

Maronite Patriarch Sfeir does a press conference with Condi Rice and the only thing he can talk about is UN Resolution 1559 -- no appeal to end killing of civilians.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.